UK-based mobile games developer Compton Technology has teamed up with the World POG Federation to reignite the 90s playground craze on mobile.
POGs AR is set to feature augmented reality and will be supported by an Indiegogo campaign launching today.
Gameplay centres on slamming your opponent into submission in classical POG fashion to capture their collection of POGs.
Another mode called Where’s POG-Man? utilises the app’s AR functionality to host a game of hide-and-seek with the franchise mascot in various outfits.
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A range of rewards are also up for supporting the Indiegogo campaign. These include a limited-edition physical slammer which can be scanned in to the game using augmented reality and pre-release beta access.
“POGs blend two things people love to do - compete and collect. But in POGs you play for keeps and must risk losing some of your collection to expand it, so the excitement and intensity increases as you play,” said Compton Technology director Sam Park.
“By going digital and applying modern technology like AR to the original concept, we’re creating a game community and collectible ecosystem that I believe can be even bigger than the original.”
POGs AR is currently pencilled in for a September launch for both iOS and Android.